Visual Studio Live! (VSLive!™) returns to the windy city for four days of intense developer training.
Experience the heartbeat of Illinois at the Renaissance Chicago. Located just steps away from Chicago's top attractions - Navy Pier, Millennium Park, Magnificent Shopping, Theaters, and Museums; the Renaissance Chicago is your host to help you experience Chicago to its fullest.


Renaissance Chicago
1 West Upper Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

The Visual Studio Live! room block at the Renaissance Chicago is sold out. Contact the Renaissance Chicago directly for current rates and availability at 312.372.7200.


Choose from 2 major airports to get the rate that works for you:

O'Hare International Airport (ORD) – located 18 miles from the Renaissance Chicago Downtown

Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) – located 12.1 miles from the Renaissance Chicago Downtown

Avis Rent-a-Car is offering a discount on car rental for Visual Studio Live! Chicago attendees. To receive the discounted rates, call Avis at 800.331.1600 and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number D005872, or click here to make your reservation online.

Parking at the Renaissance Chicago

  • On-site parking: $69.00 daily
  • Valet parking: $69.00 daily
  • Off-site parking: $45.00 daily

Valet parking only with in/out privileges included in fee

Airport Shuttle
GO Airport Express offers airport shuttle services between Chicago area locations and O'Hare and Midway Airports. The shuttles depart from O'Hare and Midway Airports every 15 minutes for Chicago downtown and many suburban locations. Book travel now at

Visiting Chicago

Exploring a city can be an exciting adventure. Visit the Official Chicago Tourism site to start planning your trip today!